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Broken Hill will be a vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich Heritage City shared with visitors from around the world. Council will provide high quality services and leadership to enhance community living and facilitate a prosperous economy.

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Indiana Shamroze-Tumes poses in front of a portrait
14 March 2019

The David Bowler Memorial Award $5,000 scholarship recipient for 2019 has a passion for...

Person swimming in a pool
8 March 2019

YMCA NSW and Broken Hill Council have today announced that the Indoor 25m and Indoor...

Volunteers after a Tidy Towns clean up
28 February 2019

Broken Hill is getting behind the Clean Up Australia promotion with clean up events arranged...

A question mark over the silhouette of a welcome sign
26 February 2019

Melbourne-based graphic designer and artist Joe Scerri has won Council's gateway signage...

Council receives boost for tourism, public safety

Mayor Darriea Turley receives two cheques from Local MP Kevin Humphries

Broken Hill City Council received separate donations from the State Government today to light up the city's heritage buildings and parks, and improve security in public areas.

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, today announced a $750,000 grant from the Growing Local Economies Fund to promote the city’s iconic public buildings and share the stories behind Broken Hill as Australia’s First Heritage Listed City through the ‘Australia’s Heritage Perfectly Highlighted’ project.

Council joins call for urgent river meeting

Dry darling river

Broken Hill has joined a united call from Barwon-Darling Councils for an urgent meeting with Minister for Regional Water, Niall Blair, to express concerns regarding the health of the river system.

Mayor Darriea Turley met with Mayors and representatives from Wentworth, Brewarrina, Bourke, Central Darling Shires, together with The Chief Executive of the of the Murray Darling Association, via teleconference on Tuesday to discuss the dire state of the Barwon-Darling System.

Competition opens for Indigenous artists

Entries are now open for the newly named Maari Ma Indigenous Art Awards (MMIAA).

Formerly known as the Far West Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Prize, the competition aims to provide an opportunity to showcase and celebrate art works and creativity in the Far West by both young and mature Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

The MMIAA offers $5500 in prize money for 2D and 3D artworks across a variety of mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film, and a range of others.

Wrap of December Council meeting

Man at a desk behind a mountain of paperwork

Wrap up of December Council meeting.

NOTICES OF MOTION

Council calls for PSSA support

Councillor Tom Kennedy tabled a motion that Council send correspondence to the State Government and local primary school principals asking that they reintroduce funding for PSSA sport. An amendment was instead supported which called for Council to send correspondence to the Department of Education asking how Council could support the reintroduction of PSSA sport in schools.

Council’s new website on show

A Person using a computer at their desk

Council is developing a new website to better serve and inform the local community, and is inviting locals to browse the site and provide feedback.

The new site will feature an improved, simplified interface, and also increase accessibility.

"We recognise our current site does some things well, and others not so well," said Council's Digital Officer, Luke Dart.

"Our new site will be easier to navigate, feature new easier to use forms, and importantly, will be far more disability-friendly.

A pageant to be proud of

participants in the annual Christmas pageant

Council wishes to congratulate everyone who made this year's Christmas Pageant one of the biggest in years.

A total of 55 floats were entered in this year's procession, and the after party in Sturt Park was complemented by a busy community market and the captivating Perfect Light Film Festival.

"It was amazing, I've been involved with the Pageant for eight years and it was by far the biggest one I've seen," said Council's Events Coordinator, Rachel Merton.

Active Transport Plan Workshop

Did you know that Broken Hill is an ideal size for walking and cycling? Even if you live right on the edge of town, the CBD is just a 10 minute bicycle ride, or a 40 minute walk away.

We are developing our Active Transport Plan to make walking and cycling more attractive for residents and visitors and are holding a community workshop.

At the workshop we will discuss what types of barriers there are to walking and cycling, and what solutions we can offer to make walking and cycling more attractive.

Upcoming Events

Storytime

Storytime is designed for pre-school aged children to develop...

Child touching book
22 March 2019

Toddler time is aimed at children who have outgrown Baby Bounce,...